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Inaugural Benjamin D. Dennis, Sr. Freedom Quiz Bowl is Saturday

Inaugural Benjamin D. Dennis, Sr. Freedom Quiz Bowl is Saturday

TEXARKANA, Texas – Fifty Men Plus and Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Texarkana Twin Cities Chapter, will host the inaugural Benjamin D. Dennis, Sr. Freedom Quiz Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 4, in the Dan Haskins Student Center at Texas High School.

 Participating teams include Texas High School, Arkansas High School, Liberty-Eylau High School, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, Texarkana College, and Jack and Jill.

 Check-in is set for 7:30 a.m. The rules and welcome will be at 8 a.m. Round 1 begins at 8:30 a.m. and the final round is set for 11:30 a.m. Awards will be presented to the winning teams.

 Mr. Dennis, president of the Greater Texarkana Branch of the NAACP for 17 years, died on July 1, 2015. He was a retired process manager for International Paper, a trustee and Sunday school teacher at Rosehill COGIC, and a former member, ordained deacon, Sunday school superintendent, trustee, male chorus and choir member, and VBS teacher at the Eleventh Street Baptist Church. He earned an associate degree in business administration at Texarkana College and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas A&M University-Texarkana.

“This event is an opportunity for the students and community to honor and celebrate of the legacy of Mr. Dennis,” said Kimberly Bursey -Reece with Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Texarkana Twin Cities Chapter. “We invite everyone to come to the Freedom Quiz Bowl to watch the students in action.

For more information, contact Kimberly Bursey-Reece at 903-244-9534.

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